Official Statements

Margot Ellis, UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General

UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General launches oPt Emergency Appeal

09 December 2014
Geneva, Distinguished Guests, It is with a great sense of disappointment that 2014 is ending as yet another year without a durable solution to the plight of Palestine refugees. This year has bourne witness to violent conflict in the occupied Palestinian Territory that has yet again caused the irreparable and...
Official Statements
Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis

Remarks by Deputy Commissioner-General at the 2015 UNRWA pledging conference

04 December 2014
In 2008, then Deputy Commissioner-General, Filippo Grandi, presciently said to this audience: “The social, humanitarian and potentially political repercussions in this already volatile region do not need to be spelled out … New financial pressures come at a precarious time.” I don’t think he, or any of us, could have...
Official Statements
Statement by Pierre Krähenbühl Commissioner-General of UNRWA on the occasion of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Statement by UNRWA Chief on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

25 November 2014
As we mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is desperately needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope in this most unstable region can only be...
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UNRWA Archives
21 November 2014
Twenty-five years ago today world leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most complete statement in history of humanity’s aspiration to give children universal rights protection to achieve their full potential. This noble document outlined the steps that we should all take to allow the youngest...
Official Statements
UNRWA Advisory Commission, 17 November 2014
17 November 2014
At the biannual Advisory Commission meeting, UNRWA Commissioner-General describes the situation of Palestine refugee communities as unsustainable.
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